Hamlet (Cambridge School Shakespeare) - William Shakespeare, Rex Gibson, Richard Andrews Hamlet. What would the english language be without this play? The lines in this play reverberate through the english language down the centuries.

I'm usually pretty good at being able to read shakespearean english and wring meaning from the lines, but this one was somehow tougher than most. So-- Hamlet's madness? Is he crazy? Is he faking it? I'd like to think there is method to his madness (to cop a phrase that actually comes from hamlet!), but there just isn't textual evidence of one way or another. In that sense, it's disappointing, and not just in the tragic-ending-where-everyone-dies sense.

With all that being said, I can't wait for the choose-your-own-adventure version of Hamlet that comes out later this year!

http://www.hamletbook.com

Seriously, check THAT out. That will be the greatest work of literature in the 21st century.